Otis Price Sr. was a caring, loving, and selfless husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was born to Calvin and Louise Price on October 10, 1946 in Washington, DC. After living in Chicago, IL for some time, he moved to McCormick, SC where he met the woman who would steal, capture, and hold his heart forever, his wife Dorothy. On June 7, 1966 they married at the ages of 19 and 18. Settling in Washington, DC together, they had 4 children: Angela, Cartrella, Veronica, and Otis Jr. As a man of many trades, Otis always provided for and supported his family. He had many jobs such as working as a truck driver, a cook, a security guard, and most notably a construction worker which he put in his most work and ultimately retired as. Fun fact that many of you may not know, but Otis was on the team of construction workers who helped to build DC‟s metrorail train system which first opened in 1976. If he were here today, he would tell you stories of how he and his buddies dug deep tunnels underground across the city working on DC‟s first train line, the Red Line. Many of you all knew him as “Big O,” “Mr. Otis,” or simply as “Otis.” But we knew him as “Uncle Otis,” “Daddy,” “Gramps,” “Big Man,” “Youngin‟,” and “Babe” to name a few endearing terms and titles. Always smiling and full of so much wisdom, he was the Patriarch of the family; he was our rock and our solid foundation. He was our provider; not just ensuring that we all had what we needed, but he was also always there emotionally. He was supportive and judgment free as you could call him and talk about anything; whether it was a quick 10 minute conversation or a 4 hour long somewhat therapy session where he would share stories of days past and also talk of futures to come. He was a man of many jokes as he would liven up the party no matter where he was. Yet, he was also a man of respect and a God-fearing man as well. „Til his last days, he always walked with God as he consistently read his Bible, prayed fervently, preached God‟s Word, and also instructed others that he knew to do the same as well. Earning his Heavenly wings, he transcended on Saturday February 6, 2021 at the age of 74, in his hometown of Washington, DC. He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Price; mother, Louise Price; sisters, Willie Mae (Dot) Thompkins and Darlene Carter; and his daughter, Cartella W. Price. He leaves behind to honor and cherish his memory, his wife: Mrs. Dorothy V. Price; three children: Angela M. Price, Veronica L. Price, and Otis Keenan I. Price Jr.; two grandchildren: Rashad K. Price and Artuan T. Wilson; two sisters: Carolyn Francisco, DC, and Betty Price, NC; and a great aunt: Carrie Sibert, PA. He also leaves behind a host of friends and other family relatives including five sisters in-laws, three brothers in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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